AUDIO: “ESSENTIALS WITH MIKE NARDONE” (11/11/17) w/ special guest DIVINE STYLER!

PART 1:

PART 2:

It is an honor to have the legendary LA Hip Hop Radio personality, Mike Nardone return to the airwaves on Beat Junkie Radio. He returns to his roots by debuting his new show called “Essentials” on Beat Junkie Radio.  If you’re not familiar with Mike Nardone, he was the first person to start up a college Hip Hop radio show in 1987 at KXLU (Loyola Marymount) in Los Angeles called “We Came From Beyond” as well as having a show on the defunct 92.3 The Beat called “Da Joint” with King Emz.  Mike is the West Coast counterpart of the legendary NY Radio Duo, Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia. This particular episode, he has the legendary Divine Styler as a special guest! The audio is a 2 part link.

Essentials with Mike Nardone will NOW be airing every 2nd Saturdays of each month from 4-6pm on Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash. You can listen to Mike’s show by either downloading the FREE Dash Radio App from ITunes or Google Play or listen on the web: www.dashradio.com.

UPDATE!! AUDIO: SOUNDCHECK (11/14/17) w/ SPECIAL GUESTS DJ MUGGS, MEYHEM LAUREN, & DEFARI

(11/14/17) with Dj Muggs (Soul Assassins/Cypress Hill), Meyhem Lauren, & Defari

Meyhem Lauren & Dj Muggs – “Gems From The Equinox” & Defari – “Rare Poise” AVAILABLE NOW!

Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
 7-10PM PST
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.
Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

UPDATE! Due to Mixcloud‘s “Licensing Restrictions” in the US, we had to uploaded to Dropbox instead.  You can either listen or download the audio by clicking on the link.  Enjoy!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qkp95wnz01s982b/BEAT%20JUNKIE%20RADIO%20-%2011.14.17%20-%20SOUNDCHECK.mp3?dl=0

 

TONIGHT (11/10/17): SNAPBACK LBC w/ special guest DJ GRAVITY ONE!

Tonight (November 10th) is another installment of Snapback LBC at The Federal Underground in Downtown Long Beach. This week’s special guest is Gravitiy One plus residents Dj Icy Ice, Dj Remark, & Dj Orion + hosted by Toquan Tha MC.  If you love classic Hip Hop & R&B, this is a perfect way to kick off your weekend!

AUDIO: “SOUNDCHECK” – HAPPY BIRTHDAY J.ROCC, MADLIB, PLANET ASIA, PHAROAHE MONCH, BISHOP LAMONT, THE ALCHEMIST, & OHNO!

Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
 7-10PM PST
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.
Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

Happy Birthday to J.Rocc, Madlib, Planet Asia, Pharoahe Monch, Bishop Lamont, The Alchemist, & OhNo!

AUDIO: “ESSENTIALS WITH MIKE NARDONE” (10/14/17): ‘COVERS’ EPISODE!


It is an honor to have the legendary LA Hip Hop Radio personality, Mike Nardone return to the airwaves on Beat Junkie Radio. He returns to his roots by debuting his new show called “Essentials” on Beat Junkie Radio.  If you’re not familiar with Mike Nardone, he was the first person to start up a college Hip Hop radio show in 1987 at KXLU (Loyola Marymount) in Los Angeles called “We Came From Beyond” as well as having a show on the defunct 92.3 The Beat called “Da Joint” with King Emz.  Mike is the West Coast counterpart of the legendary NY Radio Duo, Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia.

Essentials with Mike Nardone will NOW be airing every 2nd Saturdays of each month from 4-6pm on Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash. You can listen to Mike’s show by either downloading the FREE Dash Radio App from ITunes or Google Play or listen on the web: www.dashradio.com.

AUDIO: “ASSORTED FLAVAS” w/ OJ, NIKOBEATS, & CAZAL ORGANISM – EP. 001 (BEAT JUNKIE RADIO)

It is our pleasure and honor to welcome aboard OJ, Nikobeats, & Cazal Organism and their new show “Assorted Flavas” on Beat Junkie Radio!

“For the very first episode, us, the creators and hosts of Assorted Flavas are providing sounds for the entire show with 3 sets full of heat.
Shout out to Rhettmatic for welcoming us to Beat Junkie Radio!
We’re back the last Friday of November from 3-5pm PST with a couple special guests.
Stay tuned!” – Assorted Flavas Crew

Download the DASH Radio app for iOS, Android and other mobile devices.
https:://dashradio.com/beatjunkieradio

AUDIO: “A STABLE SOUND” w/ CUT CHEMIST – EPISODE 23: 1 YR ANNIVERSARY/BDAY & DJ LIVE FROM BJIOS!

The one & only Cut Chemist has his own radio show called “A Stable Sound” on Dublab Radio. On this particular episode is a special one:

“My Bday and one year anniversary show recorded live from the Beat Junkie Institute Of Sound featuring a round robbin scratch session with some of the students and teachers. Also celebrating some of our favorite rap songs about DJs including the late great Jam Master Jay of Run DMC!”Cut Chemist

NEW DEFARI – “RARE POISE” ALBUM PRODUCED BY EVIDENCE! OUT NOW!

It’s been a while since we’ve heard any new music from the legendary LA wordsmith Defari……well now he’s back! He drops a new album called “Rare Poise” produced entirely by the one & only Evidence (who also happens to handle the album photography duties).  The album features Krondon, Rakaa Iriscience, Phil Da Agony, & Evidence.

You can purchase the album on ITunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1301950015?ls=1&app=itunes

or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1LJUhhlXX3sju76d8friAT

For all our Record Pool Members, we have some select songs from Rare Poise. Go to our Record Pool NOW to have them in your crates!

SAT (10/28/17): THE HAUNTED HOUSE OF SCRATCH AT BJIOS!!

Beat Junkie Institute of Sounds presents: 

The Haunted House of Scratch! 

Saturday Oct. 28th

  • Open Turntables • 6-8pm • ALL AGES
  • Scratch Workshop • 5:30-6pm (early arrival suggested)

We’re having our regular Open Turntable session, but Halloween style! Come in your costumes and enjoy Donuts provided by DREAM Donut Truck!

$10 General Admission (we encourage you to show up in costume!)

Students + BJIOS Members are FREE, please register via your BJIOS profile. 

We are also hosting a free 30 min scratch workshop at BJIOS! It’s free! Space is limited to 12 people.  This workshop is for new attendees only. If you are unable to attend after you have RSVP;’d please contact us.

If you are planning on attending the workshop, please go to https://www.beatjunkiesound.com/eventcalendar/hauntedscratch

TONIGHT (10/27/17): SNAPBACK NOHO w/ special guest DJ WREX

Tonight (October 27th) is another installment of Snapback LBC at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood. This week’s guest in honor of Halloween, it’s the one & only Dj Wrex + residents Dj Icy Ice, Dj Remark & Dj Orion & host: Toquan The MC.  If you love classic Hip Hop & R&B, this is a perfect way to kick off your Halloween weekend!

SATURDAY (10/21/17): CUTFEST LA AT THE BEAT JUNKIE INSTITUTE OF SOUND!

Saturday October 21st, Cutfest LA will be happening from 4pm – 9pm held at The Beat Junkie Institute Of Sound in Glendale Ca.  Showcases by D-Styles, Dj IQ, Dj Traps, Dj Flip Flop, Dj Prolifix. Dj Shmeeze, & many more! Portable cutting area, and Beat Juggling and Scratching Battles. Please register on website to battle: www.cutfestla.com

FRIDAY (10/20/17): DO IT 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY w/ special guest DJ MELO-D!

This Friday (October 20th) is another weekly installment of Do-It at The Shortstop in Los Angeles with residents Dj Expo and Dj Sean-O. To celebrate their 3 Year Anniversary, their special guest this week is our very own Dj Melo-D. Start off you weekend at Do-It & get your groove on! To RSVP: http://doitLA.eventbrite.com

NEW FOUNDATION CLASS STARTING TODAY AT BJIOS! YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP!

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New Foundation Track Open and starting this today 10/16 7:30-9pm! Only 12 spots per class, if you’d like to join contact us!

Sign up: beatjunkiesound.com/foundation

This curriculum was personally designed by The Beat Junkies to build a better, well rounded DJ that understands his or her roots while at the same time, preparing them for the ever changing landscape of DJing. Spaces are very limited as this course is only offered 3 times a year with availability for 12 students. Whether you want to DJ a house party or a sold out arena, this is where it all begins. (at Beat Junkie Institute of Sound)

TONIGHT (10/6/17): SNAPBACK LBC w/ special guest MR. SWIFF

Tonight (October 6th) is another installment of Snapback LBC at The Federal Underground in Downtown Long Beach. This week’s special guest is Mr. Swiff plus residents Dj Icy Ice, Dj Remark, & Dj B-Stang + hosted by Trek Life.  If you love classic Hip Hop & R&B, this is a perfect way to kick off your weekend!

SAT. (10/7/17): “A STABLE SOUND” – A LIVE RECORDING WITH CUT CHEMIST & SHORTKUT FROM BJIOS!

Join us Saturday Oct. 7th from 6-8pm @beatjunkieios for a LIVE recording of @cut_chemists radio show “A Stable Sound”

Come though and wish Cut and Shortkut a Happy Birthday and vibe out with them, more special guests TBA, LIVE from the LONGTAGON!

RSVP: bit.ly/ASTABLESOUND
Current BJIOS Students and Members are Free, please contact BJIOS to sign up!

Remember to check out Cut Chemist and Shortkut at the Echoplex, Sunday Oct. 8th, as they celebrate 20 years of#FuturePrimitive brought to you by @footlongdevelopment

FRIDAY (10/6/17): FUTURE PRIMITIVE SF 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY w/ CUT CHEMIST & DJ SHORTKUT!

Friday (October 6th) is the Future Primitive Sound Session 20 Year Anniversary featuring Cut Chemist & Dj Shortkut at the Great Northern in San Francisco. With special guests Dj Platurn (45 Sessions), Gordo Gabeza (Motown On Mondays Founder), & Miles Medina (The Goldie Awards 2017 World Champion).  This is an event that you don’t want to miss!

For Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1562302

SUNDAY (10/8/17): FUTURE PRIMITIVE 20TH ANNIVERSARY w/ CUT CHEMIST & SHORTKUT + J.ROCC at THE ECHOPLEX!

Sunday October 8

2 of the most innovative DJ’s of the last two decades, rocking the party as 1!

20TH ANNIVERSARY of
LIVE AT THE FUTURE PRIMITIVE
‘SOUND SESSION’

CUT CHEMIST (Jurassic5/Ozomatli)
&
DJ SHORTKUT (TheBeatJunkies/ISP)

w/ Special Guest
J.ROCC (TheBeatJunkies/StonesThrow)

Hosted: MC SUPERNATURAL

Openers: DJ EXPO (TheRootDown/MOM LA) & DJ Skeme Richards (Philly)

@ The Echoplex
1154 Glendale Bl.
LA 90026

7PM-12AM / 18+

Tickets Available:
http://ww.FootlongDevelopment.com/
& Amoeba Records in Hollywood

SATURDAY (10/7/17): BOOMBOX LA w/ RHETTMATIC & MR. SONNY JAMES at THE GRAND STAR JAZZ CLUB

Saturday (October 7th), our very own Rhettmatic & one of Philly’s best DJs, Mr. Sonny James will be rocking the dance floor at Boombox, along with residents Inka One, Ben Diggin, & Dj Analog. All happening at the Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown (Downtown LA). Fellas $5 before 11pm, ladies FREE before 11pm. For DISCOUNT TIX – RSVP at http://bmbx134.eventbrite.com

Los Angeles, this is something you don’t want to miss out!

SAT. (10/14/16): 2ND ANNUAL “SIP N SCRATCH” LADIES ONLY WORKSHOP w/ DJ SHORTEE at BJIOS!

Ladies, we’ve got another Sip n’ Scratch coming up, Saturday Oct.14th 6-10pm at The Beat Junkies Institute Of Sound! We’ve got the incredible Dj Shortee coming back to lead the way at this ladies only scratch workshop and Vino And Vibes coming through with the wine! RSVP IS A MUST! LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE!
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RSVP: beatjunkiesound.com/sipnscratch

Ladies, we’ve got another Sip n’ Scratch coming up, Saturday Oct.14th 6-10pm! If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scratch, bring your GF’s, drink some wine, and have a good time! We’ve got @djshortee coming back to lead the way at this ladies only scratch workshop and @vnoandvibes coming through with the wine and small bites! 🥂🍾👯💿🎚 ••• RSVP: beatjunkiesound.com/sipnscratch (Link in Bio) • Limited space • This is a 21 + over event. . #BJIOS #sipnscratch #bjiosworkshops #ladiesonlyworkshop #beatjunkies #vinoandvibes #BJIOS #glendale #losangeles #girlsnightout #beatjunkieinstituteofsound #thingstodoinla #ladowntowner #ladiesonthecut

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IN HONOR OF ROC RAIDA’S 8 YR ANNIVERSARY, “ROC4RAIDA” HAS LAUNCHED!

On this 8th year anniversary (September 19, 2017) of our dearly departed Anthony “Roc Raida” Williams, Dj Rob Swift & John Carluccio are happy to introduce #Roc4Raida (http://roc4raida.vhx.tv/), the official website for downloading & streaming rare DJ Roc Raida video titles. 100% of the proceeds go to Raida’s family.

EVENT: MONDAY (10/9/17): GLENDALE TECH WEEK AT BJIOS!

Join us Monday October 9th from 5-8pm at the Beat Junkie Institute of Sound for an up close look inside the world of DJ’ing. Take a tour of our facility and learn how to DJ on state of the art equipment from the Beat Junkies! Light appetizers and cocktails will be served, be sure and reserve your space!

Come celebrate the launch of Glendale Tech Week 2017 with LA’s very own Beat Junkies!

This is a private event and BJIOS will be closed. 

RSVP is required as space is limited, click on the RSVP link to join!

https://www.beatjunkiesound.com/eventcalendar/2017/9/14/bjiosglendale.eventbrite.com

 

AUDIO: “ESSENTIALS WITH MIKE NARDONE” ON BEAT JUNKIE RADIO (9/9/17)

It is an honor to have the legendary LA Hip Hop Radio personality, Mike Nardone return to the airwaves on Beat Junkie Radio. He returns to his roots by debuting his new show called “Essentials” on Beat Junkie Radio.  If you’re not familiar with Mike Nardone, he was the first person to start up a college Hip Hop radio show in 1987 at KXLU (Loyola Marymount) in Los Angeles called “We Came From Beyond” as well as having a show on the defunct 92.3 The Beat called “Da Joint” with King Emz.  Mike is the West Coast counterpart of the legendary NY Radio Duo, Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia.

Essentials with Mike Nardone will NOW be airing every 2nd Saturdays of each month from 4-6pm on Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash. You can listen to Mike’s show by either downloading the FREE Dash Radio App from ITunes or Google Play or listen on the web: www.dashradio.com.

SAT. (9/9/17): THE GRAND OPENING OF THE BJIOS TECH SHOP POWERED BY OPEN FORMAT LA & JESSE DEAN DESIGNS!

This Saturday (September 9th), we are proud to present the Grand Opening of our BJIOS Tech Shop, powered by Open Format LA & Jesse Dean Designs. These 2 entities are one of the leading companies that are helping building the ‘Portable Turntablist’ scene.  Now we have them at the Beat Junkie Institute Of Sound to help out all your portable turntable needs, like custom made modifications, repairs, & merchandise.  It’s going to be a big event with some giveaways as well as food trucks by White Rabbit, Dream Donut Truck, A1 Scale Fish & Meat Tacos, & many more.  Thank you to the event sponsors: Serato, 12 Inch Skinz, Innofader, Battle Ave, Odyessy, Cut And Paste Records, Jason Markkk, & many more.  The event is from 1-8pm and it’s FREE!!  ALL DJS/TURNTABLISTS/PORTABLE TURNTABLISTS WELCOME!

RSVP REQUIRED: bit.ly/TECHSHOP

AUDIO: J.ROCC’S “ADVENTURES IN STEREO” w/ DAMIAN “JR GONG” MARLEY!

This is a past recording of “Adventures In Stereo” radio show few months ago.  The Funky President J.Rocc brings in the legendary Damien Marley.  J.Rocc’s radio show is now every Friday from 8-10pm on 90.7FM KPFK in Los Angeles or listen on the internet: www.kpfk.org.

MONDAY (9/4/17): MOM LA’S “CALIFORNIA SOL” w/ RHETTMATIC, MUSIC MAN MILES, SEANO, DJ EXPO & MORE!

Join LA’s favorite Monday night weekly dance party, MOM LA (Motown On Mondays), to celebrate your Labor Day in style, ‘Upstairs’ on the rooftop of Ace DTLA! Soak in the sunshine & lovely view of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline with the MOM LA Players, plus special guests, serving up feel good music to feed your soul and keep you movin’ and groovin all day long.

For the thirsty & hungry party goers, the rooftop bar will have a fine selection of craft cocktails, draft beers, and gourmet bites for offer. All sun worshipers & water lovers are invited to enjoy the rooftop pool area. Grab your dancing shoes, tell a friend, and get ready for a funky good time!

featuring special guests
DJ RHETTMATIC (Beat Junkies / Cypress Junkies)
MUSIC MAN MILES (Funky Sole / Breakestra / The Root Down)
SEANO (Nu-Tropic / Church)
CASERTA

all vinyl poolside vibes w/ special guests
DJ DEBO (Funk Freaks)
SOUL MARCOSA (The Wyldewood Green)
DJ MAGNETO
ERVIN ARANA (The Root Down / Soul Simple)

along with The MOM LA Players
EXPO
SLOEPOKE
C-MINUS

Spinning Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco, House, & World sounds. Originals, remixes, re-edits, and more!

location:
“Upstairs” at Ace Hotel
933 S. Broadway St.
Downtown LA, CA 90015

2PM – 10PM
All Ages until 8pm / 21+ after 8pm
Free all day and night

Valet Parking: $7 for the first 3 hours (with validation)

SEE THIS EVENT ON FACEBOOK AT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/529515884059490/

SAT. (9/9/17): THE BJIOS TECH SHOP GRAND OPENING by OPEN FORMAT LA & JESSE DEAN DESIGNS!

Saturday (September 9th) is the Grand Opening of the BJIOS Tech Shop by Open Format LA & Jesse Dean Designs.  We officially open up for all you Portable Turntablists where you can get your portable turntables purchased, modified, & repaired at. In celebration of the grand opening, we will be having Open Turntables, Food Trucks, & many more.

It’s FREE but you must RSVP:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beat-junkies-tech-shop-presented-by-open-format-x-jesse-dean-designs-tickets-37213862665

 

SUNDAY (9/3/17): RHETTMATIC AT THE GOODNESS – DENVER, CO!

This Sunday (September 3rd) during Labor Day Weekend, Rhettmatic will be spinning at The Goodness, all happening the Meadowlark’s Patio in Denver, CO.  It’s a daytime event from 3-9pm with resident Dj Lowkey + special guests Dj Morsecode, Dj Equal, & Dj Mikey Fresh. It’s the last Goodness party of the Summer.  If you are in the Denver area, this is the spot to be!

SEPT 2ND & 3RD: DILATED PEOPLES AT THE DRY DIGGINGS MUSIC FESTIVAL!

September 2nd & 3rd during the Labor Day Weekend, Dj Babu will be joining his group Dilated Peoples at the Dry Diggings Music Festival.  Also on the bill is Dilated’s own Evidence, Anuhea, Spawnbreezie, & many more. If you want to get your camping on & watch musical acts, this is the place to be.

For tickets: https://drydiggingsfestival.com/buy-tickets 

 

AUDIO: J.ROCC’S “ADVENTURES IN STEREO” w/ special guest DJ QUIK!

This is a past recording of “Adventures In Stereo” radio show few months ago.  The Funky President J.Rocc brings in the legendary Dj Quik.  J.Rocc’s radio show is now every Friday from 8-10pm on 90.7FM KPFK in Los Angeles or listen on the internet: www.kpfk.org.

FRIDAY (9/1/17): RHETTMATIC at “DILLA’S DONUTS” POP UP/DELICIOUS PIZZA LA!

(Los Angeles, CA): September 1st & 2nd,Delicious Vinyl presents Dilla’s Donuts L.A. Pop Up Shop. Join us at Delicious Pizza Cafe (6601 Sunset Blvd.) for donuts, music and more.

Dilla’s Delights, the Detroit based doughnut shop launched by Herman Hayes, uncle of the late, great legendary hip-hop producer J Dilla, will be providing an assortment of organic and aptly named donuts for the first time in Los Angeles for your snacking pleasure; McNasty Macaroon, Blackboottom Beatstreet Blueberry, D-Lime Glaze, Rasul Wasi aka the Titus Conant Garden Glaze, Fantastic Fritters, Cakeboy Chocolate & more!

Along with the donuts, exclusive J Dilla merchandise and vinyl releases will be on sale. Delicious Vinyl recording artist Frank Nitt (Frank-N-Dank, Yancey Boys) will be hosting live DJs and MCs all weekend, including DJ Rhettmatic on Sept. 1 at 8pm. Soul Circle Radio will be webcasting live on Sept. 2 from12pm-2pm.

“SCRATCH PACK” PACKAGE LESSONS AT THE BEAT JUNKIE INSTITUTE OF SOUND!

The Beat Junkie Institute Of Sound is offering a special “Scratch Pack” for all you Scratch DJs!  We’re offering classes for Intermediate Scratch Training & Advanced Scratch Training. These classes are for those that want to focus on maintaining & improving your scratching skills.  Our rotating instructors are D-Styles, Babu, & Melo-D, 3 of the best Scratchers in the world!

If you’re interested in getting your skills up in Scratching, you can sign up/ask for information at info@beatjunkiesound.com.

ASSESSMENT IS REQUIRED FOR INTERMEDIATE!

TONIGHT (8/29/17): SCRATCH TRAINING w/ MELO-D AT BJIOS (6-7PM)

Tonight (August 29th), our very own Dj Melo-D will be heading our Intermediate Scratch Training class at the Beat Junkie Institute Of Sound from 6-7pm. For all you Scratch DJ’s that want to improve on your techniques, this is the class you want to take & learn from one of the best.  Limited spaces available & DJ assessment scheduled is required to take classes.  To sign up & more info: info@beatjunkiesound.com

Beat Junkie Institute Of Sound
5130 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA, 91204

(818) 484-8658

VIDEO POST: A TRIBUTE TO DJ AM BY DJ MELO-D!

On this day, August 28th 2009, we lost the incredible DJ AM. In rememberance of our brother and all of his contributions to the art form and the DJ community, here is a tribute from our very own DJ Melo-D in honor of one of the greatest to ever do it on the 2 turntables. Rest In Peace Adam Michael Goldstein aka DJ AM.

Recorded at the Beat Junkie Institute of Sound in Glendale, Ca. #DJAM #Turntablism #BeatJunkies #BJIOS #DJ #Serato #PioneerDJ #Mixars #QSCAudio #FluidAudio #Shure

AUDIO: “ESSENTIALS” w/ MIKE NARDONE (JULY 8, 2017) – R&B 1984-1986!

It is an honor to have the legendary LA Hip Hop Radio personality, Mike Nardone return to the airwaves on Beat Junkie Radio. He returns to his roots by debuting his new show called “Essentials” on Beat Junkie Radio.  If you’re not familiar with Mike Nardone, he was the first person to start up a college Hip Hop radio show in 1987 at KXLU (Loyola Marymount) in Los Angeles called “We Came From Beyond” as well as having a show on the defunct 92.3 The Beat called “Da Joint” with King Emz.  Mike is the West Coast counterpart of the legendary NY Radio Duo, Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia. This particular episode, Mike is playing R&B soul from 1984-1986.

Essentials with Mike Nardone will be airing every 2nd Saturdays of each month from 4:30-6:30pm on Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash. You can listen to Mike’s show by either downloading the FREE Dash Radio App from ITunes or Google Play or listen on the web: www.dashradio.com.

AUDIO: SOULECTION RADIO EP. 312 feat. THE BEAT JUNKIES!


â–¶ Soulection ~ The Sound of Tomorrow
â–¶ facebook.com/soulection | twitter.com/soulection
âžś Show #312 Track List: bit.ly/Show312TrackList
~ Watch The Story of Soulection Radio: youtu.be/UjTbCD3coBk
â–¶ Discover: @world-famous-beat-junkies @rhettmatic @mrchoc @joekay

J.Rocc, Mr. Choc, & Rhettmatic of the Beat Junkies visit Soulection Radio & catch up with Joe Kay as they discuss the opening of the Beat Junkie Institute Of Sound as well as getting down on the decks. >>> www.beatjunkiesound.com

** Soulection Radio Shows on Beats 1 are archived here 6 days after they air live on Saturday from 7pm-9pm Pacific**

NEW VIDEO: INSIDE RHETTMATIC’S STUDIO! “RHETT GOT BEATS”

Dj Rhettmatic of the World Famous Beat Junkies has been DJing for well over 20 years. A Dj champion, member of The Visionaries, Crown Royale, the Cypress Junkies and the Dirty Disco Squares, Rhett has been producing for just about the same period of time, creating backdrops for artists from Aloe Blacc to Ras Kass on well over 50 releases.

And now it comes time for the OG staple of the West Coast to step out with his own full-length instrumental project. May 19th, 2017 you will find out, if you didn’t already know, that Rhett Got Beats. At 18 tracks beatin’ down the block, with a bonus feature from Hieroglyphics’ Opio and Pep Love, this will fit nicely in your Street Corner Music collection.

In this video footage, Rhettmatic is in his home studio, which he calls it the “Sound-O-Matic Lab”, playing beats (old & new) from all the various machines that he uses to produce with: the classic E-MU SP1200 & the Akai MPC2000 Drum Machine Samplers as well as his current production tool, Propellerhead’s Reason Software. You can actually hear the progression of his production throughout the years with each music equipment, even with some beats that he forgot that he made.

Video shot/edited by Dj Underkut of Open Format LA
http://www.instagram.com/underkut
http://www.openformat.la/

“Rhett Got Beats” presented by Houseshoes on Street Corner Music available NOW!
ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rhett-got-beats/id1230719640?app=music&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Bandcamp:
https://rhettmatic.bandcamp.com/album/rhett-got-beats

http://www.twitter.com/rhettmatic
http://www.instagram.com/rhettmatic
http://www.facebook.com/djrhettmatic
http://www.soundcloud.com/rhettmatic
http://www.mixcloud.com/rhettmatic
http://www.beatjunkies.com
http://www.beatjunkiesound.com
http://www.streetcornermusic.bandcamp.com

VIDEO: NBC LA’S “LIFE CONNECTED” w/ DJ BABU & NIKOBEATS

Our very own Dj Babu & his son Nikobeats were featured on the NBC LA Channel 4‘s “Life Connected” series in honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month.  They were interviewed during the official Grand Opening of the Beat Junkie Institute Of Sound in Glendale this past April.  Thank you to Hetty Chang for the interview!

AUDIO: GANGSTARR – THE FINAL TRIBUTE! MIXED BY STARTING FROM SCRATCH & DJ GROUCH

The collaboration of T-Dot’s Finest repping for One of Hip Hop Duos of All Time, Gangstarr!
Dj Starting From Scratch takes you on the ultimate musical journey showcasing the greatest songs/features of Guru & Dj Premier & our very own Record Pool Ambassador, the legendary Dj Grouch gives you the ultimate retrspect by cutting up some of Gangstarr’s greatest Breaks/Breakbeats. All this combined gives you THE ABSOLUTE GREATEST TRIBUTE TO THE GANGSTARR. that you’ll ever get your hands/ears on!!! You know it’s also legit when Preemo himself drops an official drop for the mix.  Rest In Peace Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal aka The Guru!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/dj-starting-from-scratch-podcast/id1188055478

VIDEO RECAP: BEAT JUNKIE INSTITUTE OF SOUND “GRAND OPENING”

On April 15th 2017 in Los Angeles, CA, we had the honor of having our grand opening of The Beat Junkies Institute Of Sound.  Located in Glendale, California, we offer fundamental and specialized DJ courses, workshops, private instruction, and an opportunity to join our community and learn the art form of DJ’ing “Beat Junkie Style” on state of the art equipment, in an intimate & professional environment. Whether you are new to DJ’ing or a seasoned vet, the Beat Junkie Institute of Sound has a curriculum & facility suited for everyone interested in learning the craft and it’s history.

Its was a packed house, with tons of Hip Hop enthusiasts, live performances, live DJ scratch sessions, workshops and plenty more things going on, with DJ sets with Peanut Butter Wolf, Breakbeat Lou, Mad Skillz, 14KT, Monalisa, Dj Manwell, Dj Flip Flop, Dj IQ, Dj Prolifix, Dj Eri, Nikobeats & of course The Beat Junkies.  Video provided by Vincent “Wackoe’ Enriquez of wackoefilms.com, courtesy of undergroundhiphopblog.com

For more info on how to book training classes starting May 1st, please visit beatjunkiesound.com

BONUS VIDEO #1: Michael Rapaport x Beat Junkies
Video by @underkut 
www.openformat.la

BONUS VIDEO #2: The Beat Junkies visit Big Boy’s Neighborhood:

SAT (4/15/17): GRAND OPENING OF THE BEAT JUNKIE INSTITUTE OF SOUND!

Please join us as we commemorate our 25th anniversary & celebrate the opening of our very own DJ School & Training Facility the Beat Junkie Institute Of Sound!

Come thru for a tour and learn more about our school and our upcoming semester starting in May!

While your at it, enjoy a day of DJ sets, mini workshops, open turntable sessions, portable turntable sessions, record vendors, raffles & giveaways, as well as food & drink provided by Locol and White Rabbit Truck.

Admission is free + Kid Friendly

EVENTBRITE INVITE: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beatjunkie-institute-of-sound-grand-opening-party-tickets-32985117374?ref=enivte&amp%3Binvite=MTE3Mjg5OTcvY2h1cmlzb0BnbWFpbC5jb20vMA%3D%3D%2F%3Faff%3Defbnreg

DATE AND TIME

Sat, April 15, 2017
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

LOCATION

5130 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA 91204
United States

AUDIO: “THINK B.I.G. – THE FINAL TRIBUTE” MIX BY STARTING FROM SCRATCH & DJ GROUCH

The collaboration of T-Dot’s Finest repping for the Greatest Of All Time, The Notorious B.I.G.
Dj Starting From Scratch takes you on the ultimate musical journey showcasing the greatest songs/features of Biggie & our very own Record Pool Ambassador, the legendary Dj Grouch gives you the ultimate retrspect by cutting up some of Biggie’s greatest Breaks/Breakbeats. All this combined gives you THE ABSOLUTE GREATEST TRIBUTE TO THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. that you’ll ever get your hands/ears on!!! This is also our final send off to the G.O.A.T.! Kick back, relax, & enjoy this Final Tribute to The Notorious B.I.G.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-grouchcast-by-dj-grouch/id1207346138?mt=2

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-dj-starting-from-scratch-podcast/id1188055478?mt=2

 

MARCH 9, 2017: 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF NOTORIOUS B.I.G. – TRIBUTE REMIXES/EDITS BY J.PERIOD, & MORE AT THE BEAT JUNKIES RECORD POOL!

Today (March 9th) marks the 20th Anniversary passing of Brooklyn’s own The Notorious B.I.G.

Many people will be doing tribute mixes & remixes for one of the greatest rappers of all time.  We are lucky to have our good friend, the mixtape king & album producer, Dj J.Period send us some of his special remixes for our record pool.

Make sure to go to www.beatjunkies.com & sign up for our record pool to get these exclusive J.Period remixes as well as edits from Dj Cyberkid, & of course The Beat Junkies.

J.PERIOD x B.I.G. [MARCH 9 20TH ANNIVERSARY DJ PACK]
Description: Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the passing of the greatest rapper of all-time — the late, great Christopher Wallace — J.PERIOD is proud to present the [MARCH 9 20TH ANNIVERSARY DJ PACK], a collection of 20 Notorious B.I.G. classics remixed for club, radio and mixtape DJs… and die-hard Biggie fans everywhere.
Tracks included:
1. Another/Dreamin [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Clean)
2. Benjamins/Things You Do [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty)
3. Big Poppa / Xxplosive [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Clean)
4. Carmina Hates Victory [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Clean)
5. Flava in Ya Ear/PSA [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty)
6. Goin Back to Cali (3 Strikes) [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty)
7. Hypnotize/Coldcut [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Clean)
8. Spread Love (Juicy) [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Clean)
9. In the Limelight (Juicy) [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Clean)
10. Long Kiss Menace [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty)
11. N***az Bleed/Compton’s Most [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty)
12. In The System feat. Jay Electronica [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Exclusive)
13. Three More Chances [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Clean)
14. One More Chance in the Club [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Clean)
15. Queen B Inna Dancehall [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty)
16. Sky’s The Limit [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty)
17. You Be Thinkin (8 Bar Intro) [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty)
18. Youngs Compton Gs [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty)
19. Put Your Notorious Hands [J.PERIOD MARCH 9 REMIX] (Dirty

AUDIO: DJ BELLA FIASCO – “THE MESSAGE: A BEATJUNKIES.COM SOUNDTRACK”

One of our Beat Junkies Record Pool Ambassadors, the lovely & talented Dj Bella Fiasco put together a special mix called “The Message: A Beatjunkies.com Soundtrack”.

A soundtrack of songs to inspire and elevate love, peace, and the healing of music.” – Dj Bella Fiasco

Enjoy the mix & follow her on Twitter/Instagram: @djbellafiasco

For Djs that need these songs, make sure to go sign up for our Beat Junkies Digital Record Pool at www.beatjunkies.com

 

Tracklist:
Be Alright (Keep Ya Head Up) – Zapp
Keep Ya Head Up – 2Pac
Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Starting From Scratch Remix) – Roy Ayers
Peace and Love feat. Masego & Rommel Donald – Tall Black Guy
The World Is Yours vs Ukey vs Nas – Kon vs Ukey vs Nas
Kingdom feat. Vince Staples (Babu Edit) – Common
We The People – A Tribe Called Quest
Come Together (Daniel Crawford Remix) – The Beatles
Lean On Me – Club Noveau 
Love Is All We Need – Mary J Blige
Spread Love (45 King Remix) – Take 6
If You Got Love – Non Phixion
Me Against The World – 2Pac feat. Dramacydal
Change – J Cole
Soul Rebel – Bob Marley
Dis Generation – A Tribe Called Quest
I Can – Nas
People Make The World Go Round – O’Donel Levy
Music (Unwrapped Remix) – Erick Sermon feat. Marvin Gaye & Jeff Bradhshaw
Golden – Jill Scott
You Can Make The Change – Madcliff
I – Kendrick Lamar 

AUDIO: BIG PUN 2017 TRIBUTE MIX BY DJ CYBERKID

In honor of the 17th Year Anniversary of the legendary Big Pun‘s passing, Dj/Remix Editor Dj Cyberkid did a special 2017 tribute of the late great MC. A lot of the songs in the mix are Cyberkid’s own special edits & can be found on our Beat Junkies Record Pool. Sign up & get them at www.beatjunkies.com

 

 

RECOMMENDED EVENT: THURS (2/2/17): GOOD SPORT & KOREATOWN PRESENTS “JUICE” AT THE REGENT THEATRE LA

Here’s an event we recommend if you live in the Los Angeles area & if you want to hear progressive good music & enjoy good vibes!
“The Juice is a party series  based out of Los Angeles started by Good Sport Creative and Koreatown  The events sole purpose is to serve as the intersection for like-minded individuals to congregate and collaborate within a cohesive and progressive ambiance. Our concept originates from the desire of re- estabilishing the “FUN” back to the Los Angeles culture/event scene and wash away all preconceived notions of the Hollywood life. On Thursday feb. 2nd The Juice hit the regent for its biggest event so far!”
Details:
February 2nd 2017
The Regent
448 S. Main Street  Los Angeles, CA
8pm | Get Tickets Here | 18+
$10 Advance | $15 at Door
The Line-Up:
A short Live performance by:
And special DJ sets from:
Gravez
Andre Power
Tek.Lun
Drewbyrd
Theo Martins 
Spicoli

VIDEO SERIES: “WATCH THE SOUND” featuring DJ DOPEZ!

“Watch The Sound” is back! This time, straight outta Texas we have the one & only DJ Dopez!  Make sure to check him out @dopez1200

Filmed & edited by @swiftstyle

Co-produced by @underkut www.openformat.la

Peep our digital record pool and all things Beat Junkies at www.beatjunkies.com

Beat Junkie Institute of Sound coming in Spring 2017 for more info go to www.beatjunkiesound.com

NEW VIDEO: “WATCH THE SOUND” Video Series feat. DJ DAY!

Once again we are back with another installment of “Watch The Sound”. This time we are blessed with some FUNKY cuts by DJ, producer & Musician, the homie, DJ Day. Make sure to check him out at www.djday.net | Filmed by @underkut | www.openformat.la

Peep our digital record pool and all things Beat Junkies at www.beatjunkies.com

Beat Junkie Institute of Sound coming in Spring 2017 for more info go to www.beatjunkiesound.com

RECOMMENDED AUDIO: “A DIRTY SCIENCE CHRISTMAS TO YOU – FROM EXILE & SIRPLUS”

Producer Extraordinaire Dj Exile of the mighty Dirty Science crew & his cohort, producer Sirplus, brings to you a special Christmas gift!

“In the Spirit of Christmas I decided to make this gift to you, 9 Original Christmas Beats From me and Co Host Sirplus. We Cooked up this beat and this mix in only 10 days. Also Enjoy a Free Stream of my new album with long time partner in Crime Aloe Blacc, but hes rapping & killing it.”

Happy Holidays!
Exile & Sirplus
@ExileRadio
@Sirplus.D_Rojo
@TheDirtyScience

 

VIDEO: “A MOMENT W/ D-STYLES” – AN INTERVIEW BY ‘DJS ARE NOT JUKEBOXES’

For the next installment of “A Moment With” we spoke with D-Styles. His involvement with the seminal music collectives Invisibl Skratch Piklz + The Beat Junkies progressed DJ culture in the 90s + 00s, and he continues to pave the way for Turntablist / Beat heads as a resident of the long-running “Low End Theory” event based in Los Angeles.

VIDEO: “BEAT DISCOVERY” – WATCH RUCKAZOID & TEEKO FLIP 15 BEATS IN 20 MINUTES!

We the Beat Junkies are always looking for new ways to make music as well appreciating new techniques and this is something we think you should check out if you want expand on your repetoire.  Ladies & Gentleman…..Beat Discovery!

“If you make beats, then you’ve probably sifted through hundreds of sounds, loading them individually, only to program the same pattern you’ve made a thousand times.  It’s extremely tedious, and can take the fun out of making a beat.  Beat Discovery is the first drum sequencer of it’s kind, and was designed to solve this problem. It makes programming sounds fun, creative, and super easy. It’s easy for beginners & made for and by professionals.

Beat Discovery was conceived and designed by RUCKAZOID and programmed with love by Leo Olivers of Mucoder.

The idea was to merge the ease of analog drum machines together with the digital world of unlimited sounds. After the initial user interface was designed, they both partnered up to bring something new to the world of electronic music.”

Check out Ruckazoid & Teeko make 15 beats in 20 minutes!

Download BeatDiscovery Presents: The Findings Vol 1:  http://bit.ly/thefindingsvol1

For more info on BeatDiscovery & download the progrom, go to https://www.beatdiscovery.com/

 

AUDIO: RHETTMATIC’S 45 PRACTICE MIX FOR SOUL SUMMIT (11/18/16)

Our very own Rhettmatic did a special 45 set at the Soul Summit Dance Party in Chicago this past weekend. Before his gig, he recorded a couple of practice sets to help him prep up for the gig:

“This past Sat. (11/19/16), I had the pleasure of spinning a special 45 set at the Soul Summit Dance Party – the Double Door in Chicago. To tell you the truth, I was kinda nervous because of the high caliber of talent that spun at this event that I had to live up to: my Beat Junkie brother J.Rocc, Breakbeat Lou, Peanut Butter Wolf, Prince Paul, Ali Shaheed Muhaamad (ATCQ), Dj Maseo (De La Soul), Adrian Younge, Rich Medina, Dj Spinna; you get the picture. So the whole week before my gig, I literally went thru all my 45 vinyl records to prepare for my set, & I tell ya, I was kinda overwhelmed….hahah!
Anyways, after changing my set a couple of times & get some practice in, I recorded a couple of practice runs with all the skips, spinbacks, & record burns included. This is the best recorded take out of all of them. I ended up not playing exactly what I did at Soul Summit but this mix is gives you an idea what I tried to do. Thank you to Dave Mata, Scott Williams, & the rest of the crew. Hope you like it!”

RECOMMENDED VIDEO: DJ NU-MARK – “ZODIAC TRACKS”: SCORPIO

Our good friend Dj Nu-Mark does a monthly video showcase in honor of the characters of Horoscope.

This episode of Zodiac tracks pays homage to: Pharoahe Monch, Scarface, Lou Donaldson, Diddy, Prodigy, Mobb Deep, Alchemist, Buckshot, Madlib, Oh No, EVE, Warren G, Monica, JRocc of The Beat Junkies, Bootie Brown of The Pharcyde, Phife Dawg and Minnie Riperton. The FB video will be up for a limited time so please share with the ones that count!

Click on the link to watch video: https://www.facebook.com/djnumark/videos/10154770967534390/

 

VIDEO: DJ TREXX INTERVIEWS DJ BABU, RHETTMATIC, & MR. CHOC

Members from the legendary Beat Junkie Crew (DJ Babu, DJ Rhetmattic and Mr. Choc.) talk with DJ Trexxx aka Yung Dean about the future of turntablism and how the internet generation has affected DJ’s. Dash Radio Exclusive. You can listen to the Beat Junkies’ station, “Beat Junkie Radio” on the Dash Radio app.  www.dashradio.com

AUDIO – SOUNDCHECK EP. 36 (8/23/16) w/ special guest: 9TH WONDER on BEAT JUNKIE RADIO

Broadcasting Live from Los Angeles
 7-10PM PST
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Of The Month
On The Beat Junkie Radio channel
Exclusively on Dash Radio.
Download the Dash Radio App for free or listen to us on the web: www.dashradio.com.

Soundcheck Ep. 36 (8/23/16) with special guest: 9th Wonder

NEW PRODUCTS! SCRATCHERS DELIGHT LOOPER APP & DJ BABU’S MINI DUCK BREAKS 45!

The Beat Junkies are proud to present 2 NEW Products for all the Scratch DJ’s out there: The Official Beat Junkies “Scratchers Delight” Looper App and Dj Babu‘s “Mini Duck Breaks” Skipless 45 Vinyl!!

The Scratchers Delight Loopers our first official app for the iOS IPhone/IPad that Scratchers can use. 36 Looped Beats by D-Styles, Dj Babu, Dj Melo-D, J.Rocc & Rhettmatic, with -50/+50 Pitch Control.  You can download the app for $1.99 at ITunes.

Our 2nd Skipless 45 is the one & only Dj Babu‘s Mini Duck Breaks Skipless 7″ Vinyl just dropped today! All the classic locked scratch loops from the legendary Super Duck Breaks series that you come to love.  Only for a limited time; get them at www.beatjunkies.com right NOW!

SATURDAY (7/23/16): LOW END THEORY FESTIVAL AT THE SHRINE!

SATURDAY (JULY 23RD) is the 3rd Annual Low End Theory Festival at The Shrine in Los Angeles. This year’s line up is an All-Star Line Up: Ghostface & Raekwon, Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Mixed By Ali, Daedelus, Ras G, Jon Wayne & many more. Plus Low End Theory’s residents: Daddy Kev, Gaslamp Killer, Dj Nobody, & our very own D-Styles. For more info & tickets: www.axs.com

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CONGRATULATIONS TO SHORKUT AS THE NEW SERATO ARTIST!

Our very own Shortkut has been selected to be the newest artist for Serato!

Peep out his new DJ Showcase using the new Tropkillaz track “One Time” that he helped produced!

“Seminal turntablist, selector and longstanding central force of DJing ‑ Shortkut has long-surpassed icon status. And so should the only member of not one, but three of the world’s eminent DJ crews: The Invisibl Skratch Picklz, the World Famous Beat Junkies and Triple Threat DJs.

Though his technical skills are legendary, what sets Shortkut apart is his versatility. Growing up in 1980s Bay Area, Shortkut (born Jon Cruz) drew from a rich array of musical influences, in particular the mobile soundsystem culture that was coming to a head at that time in the States. His sets are never dull or predictable, bringing in everything from hip hop, funk and soul to deep house, reggae and dancehall. He keeps both the turntable fanatics happy and the dancefloors heaving. And, as Shortkut understands better than anyone, that’s why the DJ’s there.”

Peep his Serato interview here: https://www.facebook.com/Serato/posts/10153715953333016

AUDIO: J.ROCC’S “ADVENTURES IN STEREO” (7/10/16) w/ special guest: RHETTMATIC – “SOUNDTRACK FOR THE STREETS)

This last night’s episode (July 10th) of “Adventures In Stereo” radio show.  The Funky President J.Rocc along with his “Dynamic Duo” partner Rhettmatic did a special episode in honor of what’s going on this past week…we’re living in crazy times right now. Soundtrack For The Streets! Rest In Peace: Alton Steerling, Anthony Nunez, Dylan Noble, Pedro Villanueve, Philando Castile, & the officers in Dallas, TX.  J.Rocc’s radio show is every Sunday from 10p-12a on 90.7FM KPFK in Los Angeles or listen on the internet: www.kpfk.org.

TONIGHT (7/8/16): J.ROCC AT THE NECTAR LOUNGE – SEATTLE

Tonight (July 8th) the Funky President J.Rocc will be at The Nectar Lounge in Downtown Seattle with residents Dj Blueyed Soul & Dj Swervewon. For more info & tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/j-rocc-with-blueyed-soul-dj-swervewon-tickets-25707263116?aff=ebapi 

Come start off your weekend at The Nectar Lounge!

JULY 3 & 4: “4TH OF JULY – PAPI’S POOL PARTY & BBQ” w/ THE BEAT JUNKIES

This 4th of July Weekend is Papi’s Pool Party & BBQ at The Line Hotel in Koreatown (Los Angeles). The Beat Junkies along with some special guests will be providing some tunes during the sunshine while you get your tan & swim on.  It’s FREE on Sunday (July 3) from 4-7pm & Monday (July 4) from 12-7pm….Come vibe with the Junkies  as they will dropping some dope tunes for you to enjoy! Shoutouts to our boy Chef Roy Choi!

TONIGHT (6/30/16): THE 45 SESSIONS w/ PRINCE PAUL

Tonight (June 30) is a special The 45 Sessions event. Their special guest, the legendary Dj Prince Paul (Stetsasonic/De La Soul/Gravediggaz/Handsome Boy Modeling School/Dirty Disco Squares) along with residents Dj Platurn, Mr. E, & our very own Shortkut.  Hosted by Fran Boogie.  All happening at The Uptown in Oakland.  For more info & tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/45-sessions-presents-prince-paul-tickets-26000321662  This is event that you do not want to miss!

TONIGHT (6/24/16): KUT UP FRIDAYS w/ SHORTKUT + special guest: DJ UMAMI at THE ROCK STEADY

Tonight (June 24th) is a presentation of Kut Up Fridays at The Rock Steady in Downtown Oakland with our very own Shortkut as the resident DJ along with Le’ Swindle plus special guest Dj Umami. Come start off your weekend for a FREE night of dope music & fresh vibes!

AUDIO: “ESSENTIALS WITH MIKE NARDONE” EP. 4 (6/11/16) ON BEAT JUNKIE RADIO

It is an honor to have the legendary LA Hip Hop Radio personality, Mike Nardone return to the airwaves on Beat Junkie Radio. He returns to his roots by debuting his new show called “Essentials” on Beat Junkie Radio.  If you’re not familiar with Mike Nardone, he was the first person to start up a college Hip Hop radio show in 1987 at KXLU (Loyola Marymount) in Los Angeles called “We Came From Beyond” as well as having a show on the defunct 92.3 The Beat called “Da Joint” with King Emz.  Mike is the West Coast counterpart of the legendary NY Radio Duo, Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia. This particular audio is from Mike’s 2nd show (June 11th); Our very own Babu & Rhettmatic are Mike’s assistants.

Essentials with Mike Nardone will be airing every 2nd Saturdays of each month from 4:30-6:30pm on Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash. You can listen to Mike’s show by either downloading the FREE Dash Radio App from ITunes or Google Play or listen on the web: www.dashradio.com.

SAT. (6/18/16) – THE CONTAINER YARD 2 YR ANNIVERSARY w/ THE BEAT JUNKIES

Saturday (June 18th) is a double duty for the Junkies….the 2ND event that’s going down is the Container Yard 2 Year Anniversary, of course, at the Container Yard in Downtown LA. Reppin the crew will be Dj Babu, D-Styles, & Melo-D plus opening set by Dj Bella Fiasco.  It’s a 21 & over event from 6-11pm. Enjoy some good Food, Arts, & Music at The Container Yard. For more info & tickets, go to www.thecontaineryard.com/shop/tcy2

SAT (6/18/16) – R&R FESTIVAL at THE BELASCO THEATER w/ EARL SWEATSHIRT, Z-TRIP, BROTHER ALI, & MORE!

Saturday (June 18th) is a double duty for the Junkies….the first event that’s going down is the Rhythm & Rhyme Fest at the Belasco Theater in Downtown LA. Our very own Rhettmatic will be joining Earl Sweatshirt, Z-Trip, Brother Ali, Gaslamp Killer, & many more.  It’s an 18 & over event, doors open at 9pm. For more info & tickets, go to www.thebelasco.com

FRIDAY (6/17/16) – “SLEEPLESS” at WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL w/ DJ BABU, DJ EXPO, EXILE, INKA ONE, & MORE!

Friday (June 17th), our very own Dj Babu will be spinning a set at the Walt Disney Concert Hall special event called “Sleepless”. He will be joining Dj Expo, Exile, Monalisa, Dj Jedi, Inka 1 & many more. It’s happening from 11pm to 3am. Presale tickets are available on the day off starting at 10pm.  Don’t miss this nocturnal dance party event!

NEW MUSIC: THIRD SIGHT (ROUGHNECK JIHAD, D-STYLES, & DU-FUNK) – “TRIFE 1”

New music by West Coast Underground Hip Hop legends, Third Sight (Roughneck Jihad, Dj Du-Funk, & our very own D-Styles).  They have a new album coming out called “Third Sight IV” and the lead single is called “Trife 1”. With a menacing beat by D-Styles & Sharp Lyrics by Jihad, this is for fans of some of that classic beats & rhymes with an dark edge!